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Govt in training call

Govt in training call

The Government is encouraging more school leavers to skip university and go straight onto professional training.

Writing for the Telegraph, Skills Minister Matthew Hancock said university was "not for everyone", adding that non-graduates should have access to jobs in law, financial services and advanced engineering.

"There is no reason why you can’t reach exactly the same qualifications, without the degree, starting on-the-job training in an apprenticeship from day one,” he wrote.

On the BBC's World At One, Mr Hancock said it was a question of creating a wider range of options for young people, which did not always include university. 

“Apprenticeships have a great value but what I want to do is broaden what you can achieve by going into an apprenticeship and so have more routes, rather than just the one typical route. It’s about having more options," he said.

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